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3:56 AM 3rd July 2021
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Weekend Food: Beloved Burger Is UK’s Favourite American Cuisine

Ahead of Independence Day data reveals that the humble hamburger is Brits' favourite American cuisine

The classic Hamburger has been voted Britain’s favourite American takeaway cuisine, according to new research revealed to celebrate American Independence Day tomorrow.

The nationwide poll by Foodhub, one of the UK’s food ordering apps, reveals that over a third of the nation (33%) favour the burger over all other American dishes, with Southern Fried Chicken coming in second (28%) and Deep-pan Pizza rounding off the top three (23%).

When it comes to side dishes, almost half of the UK chose fries as their favourite, with onion rings following behind (34%).

And who doesn’t love a sweet treat to finish off the meal?
America has a huge offering of delicious desserts to tickle anyone’s tastebuds. When it came to the poll, Cheesecake took the biscuit with over a third of participants saying it was their pudding of choice, with Apple Pie as second favourite with 27% of the vote and Pancakes battering the competition to make it in the top three (26%).

More than a quarter of women voted Pancakes as their favourite dessert and, surprisingly, over one in 10 men claimed they don’t eat any sweet treats from the US!

American food has been in Brit’s meal plans for generations, and almost one in 10 order the country’s food from the takeaway once a fortnight in order to get their Yankee food fix.
UK’s TOP 10 American Takeaway Dishes

Hamburger – 33%
Southern Fried Chicken - 28%
Deep-pan Pizza – 23%
Doughnuts – 20%
BBQ Ribs – 19%
Hotdog – 18%
Mac ‘n’ Cheese – 16%
Chicken Wings – 16%
Pulled Pork – 15%
Sub Sandwich – 14%
Ardian Mula, Foodhub spokesperson, said: “American dishes are such a staple cuisine in our everyday lives. As a nation, we regularly sit back and enjoy a meal from across the pond, whether its burgers, hot dogs or BBQ ribs.

“I was surprised to see that 14% of participants claimed they’d never ordered American cuisine from a takeaway, as there are so many options to choose from. So, whether you’re celebrating American Independence Day this weekend or simply have a taste for American grub, Foodhub has a wide selection on our app and website, so we’ve got you covered!”
UK’S TOP 10 American Sweet Treats

Cheesecake – 37%
Apple Pie – 27%
Pancakes – 26%
Ice Cream Sundae – 24%
Cookies – 19%
Key Lime Pie – 19%
Waffles – 18%
Baked Alaska – 13%
S’mores – 8%
Peach Cobbler – 7%

Four in 10 foodie fans said they think the dining experience is better in the US than in the UK, but Britain still came out on top with over half of the nation preferring UK traditional treats over American ones.

It appears there is a huge generational divide when it comes to American cuisine, as 30% of 65 and overs claimed they never order American food. Ten percent of 18–24-year-old Brits order American cuisine five times a week.

And it doesn’t stop there, as over a third of the younger generation said American food is nicer than British dishes. That feeling is not shared by older British residents though, with 72% of 65s and overs voting for traditional UK meals ahead of their American counterparts.

15% of Londoners claim they order American takeaway food twice a day. And 38% of those plan to tuck in to a US meal on Sunday to celebrate American Independence Day.

To celebrate American Independence Day (July 4th) Foodhub is offering all customers 10% off American cuisine on the Foodhub app and website - simply add code: USA21 at the checkout*.

*Terms & Conditions
For 10% off American cuisine use code: USA21
Code is valid on July 4th only
No minimum order – please be advised restaurants may have its own minimum order value
One use per customer
Available for all customers
Offer is valid on both our app and website
For full terms please click here: Foodhub.co.uk